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Trump appears to take a page from “The Art of the Deal” in health care negotiations

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As the House of Representatives prepares to vote Friday on the GOP’s alternative to Obamacare, a question hovering over negotiations on the bill is whether President Trump’s reputation as a dealmaker in business can translate to   ... Read More

Paul Manafort volunteers to testify in Russia probe

Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., yet again faced the press for an announcement Friday, this time to note that Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has volunteered to   ... Read More

Trump leaves ‘everything on the field’ as crucial health care vote looms

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is set to decide Friday whether to push Republican leaders' plan to repeal and replace Obamacare through to the Senate.

After House GOP leaders postponed a vote Thursday when it was clear they   ... Read More

State department issues presidential permit for Keystone pipeline

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced Friday it has signed off on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, authorizing the Canadian company behind the project to begin construction.

According to a press release from the Department of State, a   ... Read More

Trump budget director unsure if enough votes to pass health care bill

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — After a last-ditch appeal to House Republicans, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Friday morning said he's not sure there will be enough votes to pass the health insurance bill intended to   ... Read More

President Trump climbs into an 18-wheeler and pretends to be a trucker

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump, trucker in chief?

That's the role the president briefly assumed Thursday when he climbed into the driver’s seat of a Mack 18-wheeler parked on the South Lawn of the White House.

Trump, who wore   ... Read More

GOP health care plan would hit people in counties Trump won hardest

apbalboa/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Areas that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election by the widest margins could see significantly larger cuts in health care subsidies than other Americans, according to a new
ABC News analysis of data provided by   ... Read More

Intel chair Devin Nunes unsure if Trump associates were directly surveilled

Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, R-Calif., does not know "for sure" whether President Donald Trump or members of his transition team were even on the
phone calls or other communications now being   ... Read More

Why ‘essential benefits’ are sticking point in Obamacare overhaul

Image Source Pink/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Republicans are scrambling on Capitol Hill to rewrite their health care bill ahead of an anticipated vote on the measure, which could come as early as Friday morning after it was
postponed on Thursday.

Some   ... Read More

CBO releases new score of GOP health care bill

wutwhanfoto/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A revised report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the GOP’s health care bill says that the revised version of the bill would have similar effects on health insurance coverage and premiums, and a smaller effect   ... Read More

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter under investigation for potential campaign finance violations

Joe Raedle/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice is investigating Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., for potentially violating campaign finance laws by using tens of thousands in those funds for personal use,
according to the House Committee on Ethics.

In a   ... Read More

Health bill vote set for Friday as Trump draws line in the sand

tupungato/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a central promise of GOP leadership, is set for a showdown Friday as President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum, demanding that
the House of Representatives move forward.

The American   ... Read More

House intel chair apologizes for briefing White House before ranking member

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to the full House Intelligence Committee Thursday for failing to inform the committee's Democratic ranking member of his findings -- that the intelligence community "incidentally collected" surveillance of Trump's transition team   ... Read More

Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch

Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate’s top Democrat dealt a critical blow to the confirmation process of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, by vowing to invoke a filibuster that   ... Read More

Thursday night’s vote on health care a pivotal moment for GOP

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The fate of House Republicans' health care plan remains up in the air as it heads for a vote in the House later Thursday, the timing of which has yet to be announced.

Despite Wednesday’s late-night negotiations   ... Read More

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Trump appears to take a page from “The Art of the Deal” in health care negotiations

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As the House of Representatives prepares to vote Friday on the GOP’s alternative to Obamacare, a question hovering over negotiations on the bill is whether President Trump’s reputation as a dealmaker in business can translate to   ... Read More

Paul Manafort volunteers to testify in Russia probe

Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., yet again faced the press for an announcement Friday, this time to note that Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has volunteered to   ... Read More

Trump leaves ‘everything on the field’ as crucial health care vote looms

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is set to decide Friday whether to push Republican leaders' plan to repeal and replace Obamacare through to the Senate.

After House GOP leaders postponed a vote Thursday when it was clear they   ... Read More

State department issues presidential permit for Keystone pipeline

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced Friday it has signed off on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, authorizing the Canadian company behind the project to begin construction.

According to a press release from the Department of State, a   ... Read More

Trump budget director unsure if enough votes to pass health care bill

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — After a last-ditch appeal to House Republicans, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Friday morning said he's not sure there will be enough votes to pass the health insurance bill intended to   ... Read More

President Trump climbs into an 18-wheeler and pretends to be a trucker

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump, trucker in chief?

That's the role the president briefly assumed Thursday when he climbed into the driver’s seat of a Mack 18-wheeler parked on the South Lawn of the White House.

Trump, who wore   ... Read More

GOP health care plan would hit people in counties Trump won hardest

apbalboa/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Areas that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election by the widest margins could see significantly larger cuts in health care subsidies than other Americans, according to a new
ABC News analysis of data provided by   ... Read More

Intel chair Devin Nunes unsure if Trump associates were directly surveilled

Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, R-Calif., does not know "for sure" whether President Donald Trump or members of his transition team were even on the
phone calls or other communications now being   ... Read More

Why ‘essential benefits’ are sticking point in Obamacare overhaul

Image Source Pink/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Republicans are scrambling on Capitol Hill to rewrite their health care bill ahead of an anticipated vote on the measure, which could come as early as Friday morning after it was
postponed on Thursday.

Some   ... Read More

CBO releases new score of GOP health care bill

wutwhanfoto/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A revised report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the GOP’s health care bill says that the revised version of the bill would have similar effects on health insurance coverage and premiums, and a smaller effect   ... Read More

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter under investigation for potential campaign finance violations

Joe Raedle/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice is investigating Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., for potentially violating campaign finance laws by using tens of thousands in those funds for personal use,
according to the House Committee on Ethics.

In a   ... Read More

Health bill vote set for Friday as Trump draws line in the sand

tupungato/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, a central promise of GOP leadership, is set for a showdown Friday as President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum, demanding that
the House of Representatives move forward.

The American   ... Read More

House intel chair apologizes for briefing White House before ranking member

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to the full House Intelligence Committee Thursday for failing to inform the committee's Democratic ranking member of his findings -- that the intelligence community "incidentally collected" surveillance of Trump's transition team   ... Read More

Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch

Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate’s top Democrat dealt a critical blow to the confirmation process of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, by vowing to invoke a filibuster that   ... Read More

Thursday night’s vote on health care a pivotal moment for GOP

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The fate of House Republicans' health care plan remains up in the air as it heads for a vote in the House later Thursday, the timing of which has yet to be announced.

Despite Wednesday’s late-night negotiations   ... Read More

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